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RESpondIng to outbreaks through co-creaTIve sustainable inclusive equality stRatEgies

Project description

A closer look at COVID-19 policy responses

The coronavirus pandemic has spread to nearly every country on Earth. While the impact of COVID-19 varies from country to country, the consequences are serious and the scars deep and longstanding. In this context, the EU-funded RESISTIRE project seeks to shed light on the impact of the COVID-19 policy responses on behavioural, social and economic inequalities in EU Member States, plus Serbia, Turkey and the United Kingdom. It will focus on gender equality and formulate and test policy solutions and social innovations. Specifically, it will organise a three-cycle approach to map the policy and societal responses to COVID-19. It will also work with stakeholders to co-create responses and operational tools from a holistic perspective.


The aim of RESISTIRE is to: 1) understand the impact of COVID-19 policy responses on behavioural, social and economic inequalities in the EU27, Serbia, Turkey and the UK on the basis of a conceptual gender+ framework, and 2) design, devise and pilot policy solutions and social innovations to be deployed by policymakers, stakeholders and actors in different policy domains.
RESISTIRE proposes a three-cycle approach, combining quantitative and qualitative research with co-creation. The process is repeated every 6 months, each cycle producing operational results and integrating insights from the previous one.
Each cycle involves:
• Extensive mapping of policy and societal responses to COVID-19, secondary survey data, workshops with civil society, interviews with public authorities, and individual narratives collected from precarious and vulnerable groups, and translated into operational insights
• Development of adequate responses and operational tools from a holistic perspective, with a co-design approach involving multiple stakeholders, with recommendations for actions for policymakers, stakeholders and actors in the field.
• Launch of pilot actions to demonstrate the potential impact of a range of proposed solutions.
• Dissemination of knowledge, development of policy recommendations and empowerment of stakeholders to exploit project results.
RESISTIRE relies on a strong multi-disciplinary consortium of eleven European research, innovation, and design partners, with a well-established network of healthcare stakeholders. It is designed to achieve its results through multi-disciplinary research insights, cross-sectoral co-creation, solution development and a wide dissemination strategy. The project will provide in-depth knowledge and understanding of existing problems, as well as current and future priorities and solutions. As a result, it will contribute to the reduction of inequalities arising from COVID-19 policy and how to redress them.

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€ 1 327 018,75
Quai lezay marnesia 1
67080 Strasbourg cedex

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Grand Est Alsace Bas-Rhin
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